Villanelle of Change
Collected Poems, with an introduction by John Drinkwater (London: Cecil Palmer, 1922): 80-81. PS 3535 O25A17 1922 Robarts Library.
2 The yellow years have gathered fast:
3Long centuries have come and gone.
4And yet (they say) the place will don
5 A phantom fury of the past,
6Since Persia fell at Marathon;
8 Trembled and swayed with rapture vast
9(Long centuries have come and gone),
10This ancient plain, when night comes on,
11 Shakes to a ghostly battle-blast,
12Since Persia fell at Marathon.
14 The glory of Greek shame was cast:
15Long centuries have come and gone,
17 The first has fallen to the last:-
18Since Persia fell at Marathon,
19Long centuries have come and gone.
Publication Start Year:
The Harvard Advocate (Nov. 25, 1891): 73.
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